Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday's show: Obama spoke in South Africa Democrats & ICE plus Lopez-Obrador-Trump


Thursday's show: 
Obama spoke in South Africa Democrats & ICE plus Lopez-Obrador-Trump




Thursday's video: A few thoughts about the US-Mexico relations, Trump & Lopez-Obrador


Thursday's video: 
A few thoughts about the US-Mexico relations, Trump & Lopez-Obrador




Same old band with a younger guy on lead vocals


Image result for castro change cuba cartoons
Well, reform is coming to Cuba, or something like that, we hear from the Obama opening apologists.  However, read the new rules and then it’s a little different.   

In other words, the new man is just like the old man, as we see in this report:  
Cuba is set to adopt constitutional reforms that will recognize private property and the market economy, to update its legal system.
Yet it does not want to abandon socialism, which in Cuban terms values health care and education but also frowns upon differences in personal wealth.
 
So what’s new?  The answer is nothing.
Down in Cuba, communism will prevail and those connected to Castro Inc. will continue to get wealthy making money with all of those foreign investors that the regime wants to attract.
Eventually, these reforms will have to be reformed, perhaps when the younger brother joins the older sibling at the cemetery.
In the meantime, the island’s economy will continue stuck in the communist quicksand.
Cuba can not create jobs by simply doing joint ventures with European or Mexican hotel companies. It needs to attract the kind of investment that hires accountants, sales people, distribution specialists and so on.  
Unfortunately for the communists, no one in their right mind is going to invest in an island where you have no say in the fate of your enterprises.    
So Cuba is still Cuba, no matter how much the little brother wants to persuade the foreign media that things are different.
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Taxes and living in a blue state.......


Taxes and living in a blue state.......see this headline: "Never short on ideas for things to tax, lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a tax on tap water"! 

By the way, they are calling it a user fee.    My good guess is that the voters of New Jersey won't buy the "user fee" explanation.

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Democrats are good at giving speeches but voting "yes or no" is too complicated.........




Another profile in political cowardice:   "Only 18 Democrats voted for the GOP’s pro-enforcement resolution, while 34 Democrats voted against the resolution and 133 abstained by voting “present” in the hope of minimizing the blowback from ordinary voters or the progressive base."

They are good at giving speeches but voting "yes or no" is too complicated.  

It is obscene for a member of Congress to vote "present".  We pay them to vote not to avoid taking positions.

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July 2007: Gracias, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan


A post from July 2007

We started this month with a post about Mexican politicians blaming the US for their problems. 

Today, we say "thank you" to Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico's ambassador to the United States, for telling the truth:
""It's very hard for Mexico to preach to the north what it does not do to the south," Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan said in a meeting with editors and reporters at The Washington Times, referring to Mexico's felony penalties for, and sometimes cruel treatment of, those caught crossing its southern border.

"Unless we correct the fundamental challenge of the violation of human rights of Latin American or Central American migrants crossing the border into Mexico, it's very hard for me to come up and wag a finger and say you guys should protect the rights of my citizens in this country," he said, adding that changes to the Mexican law are now pending.

Mr. Sarukhan, who presented his credentials as ambassador to President Bush in February, said his government is taking a new tack since the December inauguration of President Felipe Calderon, who has toned down the public relations push for an immigration bill in the United States and is instead trying to build infrastructure, combat corruption and create jobs to keep workers at home." (Mexican envoy hits own policies)
It's about time. It's refreshing to see Mexican officials publicly admitting what they know privately.

Last year, Banco de Mexico's chief came to Dallas and delivered a similar message.

Why is this happening? I think that Pres. Calderon understands that Mexico must change rather than export people to the US. This is a good start. It's good to see that Mexico is addressing its structural problems. You can not improve yourself until you admit that you have a problem.

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July 2007: We are fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq!




A post from July 2007

What is the Democrats' message: Fight Al Qaeda everywhere except Iraq!

Here is the bottom line: We are fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq:
"In a global struggle against Islamic extremism, it is an incontestably welcome development that ordinary Sunnis in the Arab heartland are spurning al-Qaida. The extremist group has been on a campaign of savagery in Iraq that has discredited its own cause. The grassroots revolt against it means that it is within our reach to deny al-Qaida its most important current geopolitical objective, which is plunging Iraq into a bloody chaos in which it can thrive." (The Fight Against al-Qaida in Iraq By Rich Lowry)
At some point, we have to get our heads out of the partisan hole and see the big picture. How would an Al Qaeda victory in Iraq help out the next Democrat president?

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